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Author Topic:   Trailing Arm / Pullbar connection?
posted March 24, 2004 09:29 PM
What is the connection between trailing arms and the pullbar? Someone on here said something about finding thrust angles between the trailing arm and pullbar?

What affect does toe-in or out on the trailing arms have?

I understand that when getting on the gas, the axle wraps up and pulls back on the pullbar rear-end mount, which in turn will lift up (pullbar is angled down to the frame) on the frame where you mount the bar. How exactly does this force get applied to the rear wheels? Iím looking for some type of equations possibly. Iím assuming you would have to do something with Moments.


posted March 27, 2004 03:09 AM

[This message has been edited by FASTLAP (edited March 28, 2004).]

posted March 27, 2004 09:25 PM
You want to keep your trailing arms straight ahead as possible. If they are angled more than 3 degrees in on the front of the bars (toe in) the car will more the likely become quite iradic when on the throttle.(maybe loose out the corner one time and tight the next)

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